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about Winteney Nunnery there. Mr. Winder had been advised to it by
Mr. Warton. I told the President what I knew. I design to write to
Ml". Furney, archdeacon of Surrey, in order to know what is in the
Registers of Winchester. M'. Winder also mentioned D^. Archer, as
a proper person to be consulted.

20 April 16 (Wed.). ' The Usage of a Barne bishop at Norwich was
chiefly on S*. Nicholas day & night, when the pueri de Eleemosynaria
(whom we now call Choristers) chose a Bishop, and waited on him
in procession to several Churches and good houses in^ the City, where the
little rogues took great liberties; hence the Proverbial expression of
St. Nicholas Clerks, signifying such as were not of the best character.'
D'^. Tanner.

'In the Almoner's account for a.d. 1521, among other expences he
laid out In victualibus empiis cum aliis expensis pro episcopo puerorum
infesto S. Nicholai vis. viii d., and the monks seem to have got some

30 Offerings on account of this show; for the Almoner a.d. 1488 accounts
de proventibus in die S. Nicholai ip d. ob. et non plus quia vi s. viii d. dedu-
cuniur pro victualibus et cirothecis puerorum. A good Woman of a parish
called S*. Martin's, a.d. 1506, left in her Will a sum of money to buy
a Robe of Worsted lined with purple Satin to be made in honour of
S*. Nicolas for the Bishop to were \sic\ his day and night in the parish

of at the Paley's gate. There is a Ritual of the church of Norwich

inter MSS. Coll. Bened. Cantab., but I am not certain whether there be
any particular account of this custom therein. Some of your Cambridge
friends may look into it and inform you, if it be not too late.' D'^. Tariner.

40 This day at two Clock in the afternoon was a Convocation, when the
Proctors (M^. Reynell of New Coll. & M"*. Manaton of X* Ch.) for
the year 1728 laid down their office, & M"". John Wollen of Oriel Coll. &
Mr. George Huddesford of Trin. Coll. were admitted proctors for the
year 1729.

* This poem was printed by Hearne, and also by the O. H. S. in Collectanea, iii,
pp. 1S8-209.

Apr. 13-22.] VOLUME CXXI, PAGES 22-28 121

April 17 (Thur.). Mr. Samuel May, a rich druggist of London, whom
I have formerly mentioned, as having many curious books, dyed last

April 18 (Fri.). On the 16*^, in the Convocation, a Letter from the
Chancellour of Oxford was read, that the Act for this year may be
dispensed with, w^t accordingly was agreed to, there being four to one
(as I am told) against it, notwithstanding Dr. Felton, Principal, and
Mr. Creed, Vice-Principal, of Edmund Hall, made speeches (which are
much laught at) for an Act.

April 19 (Sat.). M^. Baker never saw any book printed at Greenwich. 10
Mr. Baker never met with any thing concerning that odd custom
radendi barbas (mentioned in New College Statutes) in any of their old
Statutes at Cambridge, and yet he hath a pretty compleat collection
of their old Statutes in most of their Colleges in that University, & having
now received his Copy of King's College Statutes, at Cap. 42, he finds
the words as he sent 'em to me. King Hen. VI was born on S*.
Nicholas's day, & his College is dedicated to S*. Mary & S*. Nicholas, and
that is the reason that gives it the preference to Innocents Day.

April 20 (Sun.). M^. Baker hath got a Copy of Lincoln College
Statutes, but tho' he met with it in Archbishop Rotherham's Library, yet 20
it is in too modern a hand to have been left there by him, & M^. Baker
tells me in his Letter of the 13*1^ that he only mentions it that if I have
any doubtfull or various readings of these Statutes at Oxford, he may
possibly be able to help me to the true reading. NB. I never yet saw any
Copy whatsoever of Lincoln College Statutes, nor can I ever exspect to
see any Copy in the College, notwithstanding I have some acquaintance
there. These are favours I must never pretend to ask.

April 21 (Men.). In my late Book, viz. the Black Book of the
Exchequer, I take notice of a Life of Sir Tho. More, in the hands of M^.
Murray, wrote by N.H.L.D. M^. Baker remembers some years ago he 30
acquainted me with the same Book, MSS. Coll. Emman. Cantab., wc^^ he
since finds reason to believe to be wrote by Nic. Harpsfield, Leg. Doc.

I do not remember that M^. Baker gave me any such Information, but
I begin now to be of his mind, that Nic. Harpsfield was the Author.
Be that as it will, what I have observed about it in the Black Book
is sufficient.

April 22 (Tu.). Yesterday, particularly in the evening, I had much
discourse with M^. Thomas Rawlins, of Pophills in Warwickshire, nearly
related to the late D'. Charlett, who was his Uncle, the Doctor's sister
being M^". Raw'lins's mother. M'. Rawlins is eldest son to D^. Charlett's 40
eldest sister, who died about half a year since. M^. Robert Bourne,

April 17, 1729. J. West to H. (Rawl. 11. 145) \see Diary, April 26
and 27].

April 22, 1729. R. Mead to H. (Rawl. 15. 147). Sends a transcript of
Blaneford's Chronicon from the Cotton Library.

April 22, 1729. Jolin Harwood, at Islington, to H. (Rawl. 7. 32).
Has received his volume from Mr. Davies of Paternoster Row. ' I am glad


chaplain of Corpus X^i Coll., is son to a younger sister of D^, Charlett,
w^ti sister is still living, but her Husband hath been dead some years.

Mr. Rawlins shewed me several IMSS. papers written by Ant. a Wood's
own hand, for the most part extracted from Miles Windsore's Coll.
in Corpus X^i Coll. Library. They relate chiefly to Oxford. But
I could not get him to part \vith them.

He said, among the vast number of Letters he had, among D^, Charlett's
Papers, were many of D^. Pocock's.

He said M^. Ward of Warwick is a very ingenious, honest, worthy
lo young Gentleman, that he hath 3 children (& likely to have many more)
living, two boys and a girl, that he is a very good husband, sober &
studious & discreet, but that his Wife (a very pretty Woman, but was no
fortune to him) is very extravagant in her Cloaths, &c. (tho' not given to
gaming) & will, in all probability, ruin him.

Dr. Tanner told me yesterday when I called upon him at his Lodgings
at Xt Church, that he can meet with no more than what I had of him of
Anthony Wood's Life. He could tell me nothing of Tricklowe ; nor
of Hen. Blaneford. Neither could he recollect anything about Tryvytlam,
yet he said there was one Trivitham that he had read of.
20 Mr. Rawlins told me last night, that 'tis judged D'. Thomas's new Ed.
of Dugdale's Warwickshire will be a very imperfect thing, he having not
had good information, and yet M'^. Rawlins speaks well of Thomas, as an
honest man & modest.

April 23 (Wed.). I was told yesterday that in the last London
Journal for Ap. 19 is an account of D^. Woodward's Shield, with an
abstract of M"". Dodwell's Book that I published upon that subject, and
that mention is made of me in this Journal.

In my last Letter to Mr. Baker I mentioned W^a. Wyrcester's trans-
lation into English of Tully de Senectute. I have mentioned it in my

30 Preface to the Black Book. M^ Anstis, in his Register of the Garter,
guesses it to be that printed by Caxton. Leland holds {ex conjeciura
iantum) Tiptoft, Earl of Worcester, to be the Author of the Translation,
& Pits is more positive, & yet perhaps not with more reason. Caxton, in
his Preface to that Translation, printed by him atmo 148 1, names no
Author but says : // was translated ■^- thystoryes opeiily declared by the
ordenaunce ^- desyre of the noble aimcyent Knyght Sir Johayi Fastolf of the
Countee of Norfolk, Batierette, lyvyng the age of four score yere, d,c. w^h
(says Mr. Baker) makes it probable that it was translated by his Esquire
V^'^. of Wircestre. M^". Anstis quotes a good part of Caxton's Preface to

40 this purpose, & what is yet more material from the Cambridge MS.
C.CC. of Wm. Wyrcestre, A.D. 14"]^ die 20 Aug. presetttavi [viz. W.W.^
W. Episcopo Wi7iton. librum Tullii de Senectute per me translatum in

you had the caution to prevent the intended fraud, yet am sorry they should
make use of my name on such an occasion. I am retired in the Country for
my Health, having quitted London for altogether, having not lain there once
this two yeares. I hope you will excuse me not writing myself.' 1

The letter is by an amanuensis, but signed by Harwood.

Apr. 22-26.] VOLUME CXXI, PAGES 28-33 123

Anglids, well, says IM^. Baker, puts it beyond doubt. I have mentioned
the same passage from D"". Tanner, in my Preface to the Black Book,
only Dr. Tanner's date is Aug. 10. INIr. Baker hath Caxton's book now
by him and can send me more of Caxton's preface, if I desire it. I think
'twill be needless. INR INIurray hath also this Ed. of Caxton. I know
not what to think of this matter, since Wyrcestre's name is not added to
the printed Book. After all, 'tis a matter of no great moment.

M'. A. Wood had one IMS. collected by himself, wholly relating to
affairs of Cambridge/ as I saw by M^. Rawlins's Papers. Quaere what
is become of it.'' ^°

By those Papers it appears that the King's Swarth (formerly called
Port Street) beyond New Parks by Oxford went over by a Bridge
the River Charwell.

April 24 (Thur.). On Tuesday came to Oxford in a Coach and
Six, attended with another Coach and Six (in wct latter was his sister,
who. is a fine Woman, and another Female Relation) Sir John Smith,
Bart., late M.A. of S*. John's College, a personable young Gentleman,
who hath an estate of about seven thousand libs, per an. and a vast deal
of Money. He came to fetch his Lady, commonly called Nan Pim,
a pretty handsome browne Girl, 31 years of age, but of such an ordinary 20
extraction that her INIother (a very poor Woman) goes to day-work
at Garsington near Oxford, where she lives (and lately received Alms of
the Parish) as did her Father also, who was killed 13 or 14 years since, as
he was at, work at the Quarry by Garsington. Sir John gave the Ringers
of S*. INIarie's three Guineas, three Guineas to the Ringers of S*. Aldate's
(where he and his Lady lodge, & where she hath been for some time),
eight Guineas to the Ringers of four other Churches in Oxford, twenty
Guineas to the INIusick that was with him Tuesday night till 2 Clock
yesterday morn, to say nothing of other Extravagancies, plainly shewing
him to be touched, as 'tis thought he is. 30

April 25 (Fri.). M^. Wood, in a MS. mentioned by ]\Ir. Ward
in a Letter to me, calls Ross's Account of the Earls of Warwick, The
Genealogy of the Earls of Warwick.

Walter of Exeter wrote Antiqiiitaies Clivi GuidoTiict, or rather, the Life
of Guy, Earl of Warwick.

John Ross wrote Antiqxntates Clivi Giiidonici.

April 26 (Sat.). M^. Ainsworth, the Compiler of the Kempian &
Woodwardian Catalogues, tells M'. West, Mr. Dodwell had seen M^.
Downes's Strictures upon D^. Woodward's Shield, & had wrote a sufficient
Confutaiion of them, the original of which he found among D^'. Wood- 40
ward's papers, & intends to publish shortly.

Dr. Woodward's books amounted to £1,471 17^-. His Curiosities &
Andquities came to no great Sum, abating the Shield, which it seems was
bought back by his executors for 100 Guineas, the name of Captain
Vincent being made use of, to prevent the true Purchasers being known.

The chief of what fell to M'. West's share were: Simulacra &
Statuae no. i. i, Apollo & Diana; Tabulae Caelatae no. 3 & 4 ; Inscrip-
tiones no. 2 ; Urnae fictiles no. 2 & 3, 16, 21, 22 ; Diana Venatricis ritu


succincta prope D. Pauli eruta, Gemmae A. i, C. 6, D. 3; Miscellanea

April 27 (Sun.). Mr. Granger hath just published a small thin
Book, called Keder's Catalogus Nummorum Sueco-Gothicorum, Price 5s.
HP. Graves now in Oxford.

Dr. Woodward's Curiosities (excepting some, such as those M^". West
had & some others) went very dear. M^. Graves.

Some of those Curiosities were purchased by Ladies at great Sums.
Jf . Graves.
10 Mr. Le Neve hath at last found out the true Roll of the Families
of Northfolk, wch if I want he will send me. I did want it when I was
about the Black Book of the Exchequer, to see if it were William
Wyrcester's, but now I think it need not be sent.

Mr. Le Neve formerly bought the Library of M^. Wilkinson for 10 libs.
He was Parson of Laurence Waltham in Berks., & there are among his
books several MS. volumes of pedigrees, especially of Persons in that
Neighbourhood, of w^h Mr. West informs me at my desire I may command.

Silas Taylour's Antiquities of Harwich is almost finished, being (I am
told) a fine 4*0 printed by M"", Dale, whom M^". West formerly mentioned
20 to me, tho' he did not tell me who he is.

Tindal's Practice of Prelates is printed at Marborch, 1530.

Mr. West hath no book in his Collection printed at Greenwich, but sure
he is he hath seen some printed there.

My. Palmer hath published the first part of his History of Printing, wcb
he designs to continue monthly. He hath free access to Lord Pembroke
& Lord Oxford Libraries, w^l^ to a judicious man must be of great use.

The Earl of Oxford hath lately met with a noble Leiger book of
Bittlesden Abbey, formerly said in Tanner's Notitia to belong to George
Duke of Buckingham.
30 It is generally thought in London that M'. Lowe most certainly drowned
himself. He hath left five children, 2 sons and 3 daughters. My Lord
Baltimore hath in his hands above five thousand libs, of Mr. Lowe's
money. My Lord Baltimore's Miss is Sally Meggot, but he is angry with
her, because she keeps other Company.

Parson Wilkinson's name is frequently mentioned by old People to this
day in the parts about Laurence Waltham, when any point of History or
Antiquities is started. He was acquainted with Mr. Ashmole, and
corresponded with him.

Dr. Sleech is Fellow of Eaton College. He manages affairs for it.
40 He says there is no mention of any thing like Episcopus Puerorum in the
College Statutes. The Statutes call the Provost Gubernator and the
Master hiforinator Puerorum.

It seems Mr. Reeve's Widow published her Husband's Sermons herself,
& Mr. Hiley was no farther concerned than in revising them for her,
before they went to the Press, and this Mr. Loveday tells me I may
depend on.

I would gladly know whether in Mr. Wilkinson's Collection there
be any thing relating to the Familie of Nevil of Billingbere, of that
of Weldon of Shottesbrooke, of the Manour of Feens in White-Waltham

Apr. 26-May 1.] VOLUME CXXI, PAGES 33-39 125

Parish, of the Powels of Shottesbrooke, and of the Roman Station in
Weycock Field in the Parish of Laurence Waltham. I fancy I should
take great delight in perusing any part of M"". Wilkinson's Collection.
I wish I could have so much as one single MS. Volume thereof sent me
to peruse.

April 28 (Mon.). Since what is mentioned above [see April 27],
M"". West tells me he hath found a Book he had then mislaid, thus
intit. : ' A Faithful! Admonycion of a certen trewe pastor [&c.], now
translated into Inglysch [&c.] with a preface of M. Philip Melancthon.'
At the end, ' Imprinted at Grenewych by Conrade Freeman in the 10
month of May, 1554, with the most gracious Licence and privilege
of God Almighty, Kyng of Heaven and Erth.'

April 29 (Tu.). Dr. John Harwood of Doctors Commons, London,
being now in years, is retired now into the Country to Islington for his
health, having quitted London for altogether. He is a Man that is
curious in Roman and English Antiquities, and hath collected many
Things that way, but I know not yet whether he ever published any
thing. Quaere.

April 30 (Wed.). M^. Leonard Litchfeild, the Printer, told me
yesterday, that some time since, talking with D^". Felton, Principal of 20
Edmund Hall, about reprinting Zouche's Elementa Juris Civilis, the D^.
was urgent with him to do it, and told him he would give him a Preface.

M"". Evan Lloyd of Jesus Coll. hath several times of late talked with me
about the old MS. British Chronicle in their College Library. I have
been all along urgent with them, that they would print it, for the honour
of their Country, it being the original of Aluredus Bev. and Geffry
of Blonmouth.

May l(Thur.). M^. Loveday, of Magd. College,'s mother's maiden
name was Lethullier. So M^". Loveday is second Couzin to M'. Lethul-
lier that was lately of Trin. College and is now a married man, his Lady 30
being a very pretty Woman. This M^". Lethullier, who very lately entered
a Brother of Trinity College, is looked upon (as I am told) by impartial
men, as a very great Coxcombe.

Out of Mr. West's Letter from the Inner Temple, April 28, 1729:
' In answer to yours of the 25*^^, in my Catalogue of the Earl of Pembroke's
Collection, it is thus put down ; Tabula antiqua of Ric. II, when young,
on his knees, in a Robe embroidered with white Harts, with his three
saints in like habits, S*. John Baptist, S*. Edmund, & S*. Edward.
On a gold plate under this Picture is engraved this, Invention of Painting
in Oyle, 14 10. This was painted before, in the beginning of Ric. II, 4°
1377. Hollar graved and dedicated it to King Charles the first & calls it
Tabula antiqua of King Ric. II. I am informed Lord Oxford hath one
of these cutts of Hollar. The Earl of Pembroke is ill. When I see him
I will send you a more particular account.'

April 28, 1729. H. to Sir Thomas Sebright {draft, Rawl. 9. 56). Has
received £^ 15J. ; hopes there mav be less trouble in future.

April 28, 1729. J. West to H. (Rawl. 11. 146) [see Diary, May i].


May 2 (Fri.). It appears from the Register ofOsney in the Treasury
of X* Church, that the Isle of Middley with the Wick and tlie Appur-
tenances came to Osney Abbey by gift of the Burgesses of Oxford, in Heu
whereof the Abbey of Osney gave to the Burgesses one mark of silver,
wch mark of silver the Burgesses assigned to the Priory of S*. Frideswide
(to be paid by the hands of the Abbat and Convent of Osney) for penance
enjoyned them for the Death of the Clerks or Scholars formerly hanged
by them/

May 3 (Sat,). Yesterday, in a Convocation at two Clock in the
10 afternoon, Sir John Smith of S^. John's College was created D^, of the
Civil Law, at w^t time most of the Bells in Town rang, and there
was a vast concourse of people at the Ceremony.

[An entry about the chnrch of Somerton from the roll of Hugh Wells in his
thirteenth year; printed Cant, and York Soc, vol. ii, p. 8.]

May 4 (Sun.). From Fog's Journal for Sat., May 3, 1729 : —

On Thursday last, May i, died the Rev. D*". Rogers, Vicar of St. Giles,

Cripplegate, greatly lamented by all that knew him ... a very learned and

orthodox Divine, an excellent Preacher, and eminently endowed with all other

ministerial Qualifications, and whose Life was every way answerable to his

20 preaching.

This Dr. John Rogers was born at Eynsham near Oxon. (of w^h place
his Father was minister & died there in an advanced age), became
Scholar, & at length Fellow of Corpus X^i College. He stood to be head
of the College in opposition to D^. Mather, but missed it. He took the
Degree of M.A., Mar. 13, 1700, that of B.D., July 8, 17 10, & that
of D.D. by Diploma, July 7, 1721. He married the sister of the Lord
Coleraine of the Kingdom of Ireland, w^h Lord had been his Pupil in the
College of Corpus YM. This D^". Rogers hath written & published
several Books (good in their kind) in Divinity, one of wch is (the second
30 Edition whereof is just coming out) The Necessity 0/ Divine Revelatio7i aiid
the truth of the jS^'""* Revelatio7i asserted ; iti Eight Sermo7is ; to which is
prefixed a Preface with some Remarks on a late Book intitled, The Scheme
of Liberal Prophecy cotisidered, Sfc. It must be also noted that this
D''. Rogers was likewise Canon Residentiary of Wells & Chaplain in
ordinary to his Majesty (the present Duke of Brunswick) commonly
called K. George II.


May 2, 1729. Tanner, at Ch. Ch., to H. (Rawl. 10. 6). Lends him the
hinerarium ad H^indsor to read [now in Tanner MS. 84 : see Diary 123. 42].

May 3, 1729. T. "Ward to H. (Rawl. i r. 65). Sends to H. by the hands
of a friend, Mr. Rawlins, a picture of Inigo Jones.

May 4, 1729. T. Baker to H. (Rawl. 22. 21) \see Diary, May 7 and 8.]

^ Heame is mistaken. The payment for the death of the clerks was made to the
University, not to St. Frideswide's. The Cartulary of St. Frideswide' s, vol. i, p. 62,
shows that the payment due from the Town to the Priory was composed of two quit-
rents, dating apparently from Saxon times. — Ed.

May 2-7.] VOLUME CXXI, PAGES 39-45 127

May 5 (Mon.). M^. Graves, when he was last in Oxford, told
me that ]\Ii". Ballard's Picture of Q. Catharine, first wife of Hen. VIII, is
dim and so faded that 'tis worth but very litde.

Dr. Tanner told me on the i^t instant, that War dam de Norum in the
Black Book of the Exchequer is the same as Wardam de Norwico. So
that Norwn must be then the same as Norham, & Norham the same as
Norwich, wch will easily be allowed, ham being undoubtedly the same
with wtc. So War da de Norwico is nothing but the Castle of Norwich?-
Of this a little note may be made by me in some printed Book upon
occasion. At the same time the Dr. told me that at George Nevill's 10
Commencement at Oxford, 1452, were 600 messes the first day and 300
messes the second day. The D^". hath got the whole account, and
is inclined to lend it me.

The Dr. told me he had many things concerning Gilbert Kymer,
of whom I have spoke in my Edition of the Black Book.

Mr. Samuel RoUeston, M.A. & Fellow of Merton College and nephew
of Dr. Mead, is chaplain to Benj. Hoadley, Bishop of Salisbury, & is now
going with the Bishop in the said Bishop's Visitation, and D^. Baker, Bp
of Bangor, is also with them.

May 6 (Tu,). Many of Sir Simonds Dewes's books came out of the 20
Study of Ralf Starkey of Blomesbury, London, as D"". Tanner told me
the i^t inst., but of this I have a more particular account in one of these
Volumes, as I extracted it from Sir Simonds's life written by himself.

Sir Simonds was against alienating his books, & had a curse like the
ancients put in one of his windows, I think, of his Study or Librarie
against alienation, as I remember D^ Tanner informed me.

The Dr. at the same time told me, that in an Inventory of the Jewells,
Vestments, &c., in the Cathedral of York, anno 1347, is mention madp of
* A riche Cope of the Barne Bishope, another for his Chaplen '.

May 7 (Wed.). D^. Bentley's admission, from the Register of 30
S*. John's Coll., Camb. (sent me by M^. Baker, May 4, 1729), ' Ricardus
Bentley, Ebor', de Oulton, filius Thome B. defuncti, annos natus quin-
decim, et quod excurrit. Uteris institutus infra Wakefield, admissus est
subsizator Mai: 24, 1676, tutore ejus magistro Johnston '. So I have his
school, county, &c., as well as his age.

Mr. Baker hath heard nothing of late of D^". Mangey's Philo, nor had
he heard, before I told him, of M^. Wood's Collection relating to Cam-
bridge, only Hatcher's Catalogue of Fellows of King's College he knew
was in D^. Tanner's hands.

Mr. Baker wishes his statutes of Line. Coll. had not been bound up in 40
a volume with many others ; they should have been (M"". Baker tells me)
at my service.

Dr. Rawlinson seems to expect 50 guineas for the last copy of the
Antiq. Brit. ; that is much too high a price for IM"". Baker, & so he leaves

^ It appears as if Hearne was nnaware that the abbreviation, which so frequently
is to be expanded -rum, really represents r' ; what he has read Norum is really Nor",
i. e. Noruico.


it to the men of Quality. 'Tis also much too high for me, had I any
great occasion to be greedy of it.

May 8 (Thur.). Yesterday at eleven Clock in the morning, Sir John
Smith and his Lady left Oxford, where they had lived in such jollity, in
order for his seat by Bristol. They dined yesterday at Woodstock and
lay at Burford.

Mr. Baker, in his Letter from Cambridge of May 4<^ last, says thus :
' I have just now received the Life of Sir Thomas Moore by W™. Rooper,
publisht by J. Lewis. Not being accompanied with a Letter, I can only

10 presume it to come from the Editor. I have not yet had time to peruse
it, but it is said to be taken from an antient & perfect Copy, & yet as far
as I have observed, it does not vary fronl your Copy in any thing
material. One thing I dare venture to say; it will never bear the same
price with your Book. I knew nothing of his design, but since he has
begun with Sir Thomas Moore, 1 shall not despair of Bp. Fisher's Life

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